Episode 145: Beyond Casseroles, how one church built a culture of care

In this episode, Pastor Rob Dyer shares the story of how one sermon sparked a revolution in how his church cared for one another.


  • Congregational care is, first and foremost about love. They need to know that the leadership loves them AND they need to love each other.
  • The congregation should be surprising you as the leader with how extravagantly they are loving each other.
  • No program can compete with a congregation who loves each other well.
  • Needs Among Us: on one Sunday, people report their needs, and the following week, people see if someone among the conversation can meet that needs. This has been running for 8 years.
  • In some ways, this was the culmination of a long-term culture shift.
  • Email Rob: rdyer@firstunitedpres.org | rob.dyer@ministryarchitects.com
  • Email Trabelus: trabelus.whitfield@ministryarchitects.com